City of Dayton receives 2 federal grants for airport repairs

MIAMI VALLEY — The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is awarding four grants to city and county governments in the Miami Valley, two of which are going to the City of Dayton.

The funds were awarded to help cities and counties make necessary repairs to airports and their critical infrastructure.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-OH, announced the distribution of the grants, which totaled $2.12 million, on Thursday.

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The City of Dayton’s two grants totaled over $1.8 million.

A $1,603,004 grant was given to repair 169,000 square yards of existing terminal apron at the Dayton International Airport. A $201,666 grant was given to enhance safe airfield operations at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport by reconstructing 6,900 feet of existing wildlife fencing.

The Warren County Airport Authority and Board of Commissioners received a $275,000 grant for the Warren County and John Lane Field Airport, while the Auglaize County Board of Commissioners was awarded a $51,900 grant for the Neil Armstrong Airport.

Sen. Brown called Ohio airports “vital” to travel and commerce across the state.

“These investments will help to ensure the safety of Southwest Ohio airports for passengers for years to come,” Brown said.